Man of Steel director Zack Snyder just shared an image highlighting the first time Henry Cavill ever wore a Superman costume. Since the release of Man of Steel, Zack Snyder has told the story of Henry Cavill’s first screen test. Of course, Cavill didn’t have the part yet and a costume hadn’t been built, so the actor was given the opportunity to wear Christopher Reeve’s original Superman costume.
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Though Snyder has been open about this process in the past, we’ve never actually seen a photo of Cavill wearing Reeve’s costume, until now. The director shared the image on his official Vero account. “First test with Henry… I knew right away he was my Superman,” wrote Snyder.
Over the last few days it has been widely reported that Zack Snyder originally wanted Joe Manganiello to play Superman, so maybe this was Zack Snyder’s response. The director might have wanted to clarify that Henry Cavill was always his top choice for Superman.
Henry Cavill will next appear as the man of steel in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, where he will fight alongside or possibly against Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg.